January 31 2017, Chuck Lyons
In the summer of 1871,two grubby prospectors conned a Who's Who of San Francisco's financial elite as well of Charles Tiffany of New York to invest $10 million in diamond fields that did not exist....
 
January 30 2017, Michael Thomas Barry
 By Michael Thomas BarryThis week (January 30 – February 5) in crime history – Mohandas Gandhi was assassinated (January 30, 1948); Andrew Jackson narrowly escaped assassination (January 30,...
 
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September 6 2016, Siobhan Patricia Mulcahy
An excerpt from . Published by Amazon eBooks; 498 pages (using Amazon Kindle eBook reader / other eBook devices can be used); Price, $6.50.by Siobhan Pat Mulcahy CHAPTER 1: INCEST, VIOLENCE,...
 
June 21 2016, Chuck Lyons
(image sfgate.com)When Laura Fair went on trial in 1871for murdering her double-crossing married lover, a morality play was acted out in a San Francisco courtroom that made headlines across the...
 
(Photo RTE)For over 40 years, Julia Holmes was one of the most accomplished con-artists on both sides of the Atlantic. In Texas, she sold over $500,000 of non-existent land in Ireland and hobnobbed...

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In the summer of 1871,two grubby prospectors conned a Who's Who of San Francisco's financial elite as well of Charles Tiffany of New York to invest $10 million in diamond fields that did not exist....

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An excerpt from . Published by Amazon eBooks; 498 pages (using Amazon Kindle eBook reader / other eBook devices can be used); Price, $6.50.by Siobhan Pat Mulcahy CHAPTER 1: INCEST, VIOLENCE,...

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June 21 2016,
(image sfgate.com)When Laura Fair went on trial in 1871for murdering her double-crossing married lover, a morality play was acted out in a San Francisco courtroom that made headlines across the...